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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 June 01, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 22  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

After roaring into the Memorial Day holiday, the framing lumber market was slow to shake off a malaise from the long weekend in the U.S. Prices continued to post gains, but at a more gradual rate compared to earlier weeks in May. Resistance to record prices, credit limits, and fear of downside risk were among many reasons cited for holding back to reassess prospects going into June. Nonetheless, more modest gains pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price to a new high of $582. 






  This Week
Jun 1
Last Week
May 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $582 $578 $402
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 655 653 366
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 725 722 460
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 605 605 390
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 602 600 442
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 660 655 395
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 770 765 695
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading faded as the Memorial Day weekend approached. Sales of OSB slowed, especially late in the week. Prices were firm to higher, however, with mill order files typically extending into mid- to late June. Southern Pine plywood sales tapered moderately ahead of the holiday weekend and amid increased buyer resistance to prices. Even so, steady demand persisted, and mills extended order files. Activity in western Fir plywood was steady early, but most traders reported an ebbing pace by Thursday as offices cleared for the long holiday weekend.





(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
May 25
Last Week
May 18
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $566 $557 $404
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 545-575 540-575 345-375
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 550-585 545-580 350-380
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 557 547 406
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 440 430 323
*Weighted average of 11 key items



(Source: Used with permission granted by Random Lenghts Publications, Inc.)  


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